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Director:
Writers:
Radley Metzger (screenplay)
John Willard (play)
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Release Date:
1979 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
For God's sake, stay in your rooms and lock the doors!
Plot:
A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Old warhorse still has legs See more (25 total) »

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Directed by
Radley Metzger 
 
Writing credits
Radley Metzger (screenplay)

John Willard (play)

Produced by
Ray Corbett .... associate producer
Richard Gordon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Steven Cagan 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Thomson (photographer)
 
Film Editing by
Roger Harrison 
 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
 
Art Direction by
John Hoesli 
Anthony Pratt 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Hillman .... makeup artist
Tommie Manderson .... makeup artist (as Tommy Manderson)
Sarah Monzani .... hairdresser
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Bilgorri .... second assistant director
Alan Carpenter .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Derek Creedon .... property man
Dennis Maddison .... production buyer
Tony Neale .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Paul Carr .... dubbing mixer
Anthony Sloman .... dubbing editor
David Sutton .... sound assistant
Ken Weston .... boom operator
Clive Winter .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Clark .... electrical supervisor
Frank Connor .... stills
Mike Fox .... camera operator (as Michael David Fox)
John Golding .... focus
Martin Hume .... clapper/loader
Nick Pearson .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lorna Hillyard .... wardrobe
Monica Howe .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Angela Allen .... continuity
Allen Burry .... publicist
Tamasin Day-Lewis .... assistant to director
Jo Gregory .... production accountant
Jane Oscroft .... production secretary
Raymond Rohauer .... by arrangement with
 

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Runtime:
98 min | Germany:89 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 (1979) | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating: re-edited with additional material) (2004) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
Wendy Hiller worked 10 days.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After Hendricks is shot fatally three times by Paul, he is still breathing.See more »
Quotes:
Hendricks:Weapons can be as dangerous as maniacs.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Old warhorse still has legs, 23 January 2001
Author: heedarmy from United Kingdom

This old theatrical warhorse gets another outing in what is (to date) the only colour version of a classic play.

There are some pleasantly swish performances from a good cast and neat direction from Metzger. Film takes a while to get going but the last reel packs in the action.

Wilfred Hyde-White's appearance on film is a nice touch and he even gets to "host" the end credits. But the best moment is Edward Fox's spectacular entrance and his scene-stealing thereafter : a moment to treasure, especially his delivery of the line "We're just up the road"! (It'll make sense when you watch it).

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